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Shale Gas Violations Down as DEP Steps up Inspections

August 31, 2015Trib Total Media

Pennsylvania oil and gas producers pinched by the lowest prices in years are not catching any breaks from state regulators. The Department of Environmental Protection’s oil and gas office conducted 1,700 more inspections during the first seven months of the...

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Davitt Woodwell Guest Column: Clean Power Plan’s trade-offs

August 25, 2015Scranton Times-Tribune

An Aug. 4 article in The Times-Tribune, “Pennsylvania officials respond to plan to lower emissions from power plants,” highlighted a number of the opportunities and challenges facing the state as the Department of Environmental Protection works to implement the requirements...

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EPA Unveils Tougher Emissions Rules for Shale Sites

August 21, 2015Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

On one thing, the federal government, industry and environmental activists agree: Technologies already in use are driving down methane emissions from oil and gas operations. That’s why the Environmental Protection Agency wants new regulations to broaden their use. It’s also...

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Newsmaker: Lindsay Baxter

August 10, 2015Trib Total Media

Noteworthy: One of two Americans to receive this year’s McCloy Fellowship in Environmental Policy through the American Council on Germany, which will allow her to spend three weeks in four German cities studying energy policies and integration. Age: 32 Residence:...

DEP Secretary John Quigley Featured on August Edition of “Environmental Focus”
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DEP Secretary John Quigley Featured on August Edition of “Environmental Focus”

August 7, 2015

Contact: Alex Oltmanns Date: August 7, 2015 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: [email protected] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDqMKOzs8Qw&feature=youtu.beVideo can’t be loaded: Pennsylvania Environmental Council 08/09/15 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDqMKOzs8Qw&feature=youtu.be) Pittsburgh – The newly formed Pennsylvania Pipeline Infrastructure Taskforce was the topic of discussion on the August edition of “Environmental...

PEC Announces Second Annual Environmental Policy Conference
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PEC Announces Second Annual Environmental Policy Conference

July 24, 2015

Contacts: Davitt Woodwell, President and CEO John Walliser, Vice President, Legal & Government Affairs Date: June 23, 2015 Phone: (412) 481-9400 Email: [email protected] Pittsburgh – The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) today announced its second annual environmental policy conference, which will...

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Pa. Gas Pipeline Group Gets to Work

July 22, 2015Trib Total Media

A group of government, industry and environmental leaders has four months to write the first draft of recommendations on how to streamline natural gas pipeline development in Pennsylvania so that it boosts business without ruining land and water. “Our challenge...

“Environmental Focus” Media Center
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“Environmental Focus” Media Center

July 21, 2015

Dating back to May 2015, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) has produced a monthly television talk show on environmental issues that is broadcast on the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) one Sunday afternoon per month. Titled “Environmental Focus,” the show centers on...

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Pa. Will Stop Using Industry-Favored FracFocus Database

July 16, 2015E&E Publishing

Pennsylvania oil and gas officials are breaking with fellow state regulators and planning to drop the FracFocus website for reporting the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing. Next year, the state Department of Environmental Protection will shift to using data reported...